I would like us to dig up some great universal design, examples where designs for disabled are that universal that non disabled people prefers the solutions. The trouble is to recognize these as disabled solutions since you take them for granted.
Food trucks that tweet their locations and routes have a unique mobility and flexibility that would be useful in reaching voters who may not have the capability or time to register/vote. What if there were "Voting Trucks" to address these issues?
Reducing barriers to voting can in fact lower voter turnout. This seeming paradox applies in the case where a low-cost, private voting option is provided (e.g. mail-in). The reason is that social incentives play a large role in voting behaviour.
Much can be done for accessibility through sound graphic design. There have been improvements in ballot design through guidelines, but how can we take clarity, iconography in political communications to the next level––before citizens get to the box?
We're more likely to vote if/when we know that our friends and neighbors are also voting. What if sharing the experience can also help communities extend their support for disabled members into and around Election Day?
A tool designed by the University of Cambridge Engineering Design Centre. You can use it to find out how many people will be excluded from using your design. A great tool to set your requirements in the right way for better access and usability.
I immediately thought of ATMs: they're secure, they guide you through whatever you're doing, they're often equipped with braille and a hole to plug in your earphones, they're almost omnipresent (at least in the western world) …
Poll workers in the United States who are not properly trained on how to setup and operate the accessible voting machine may prevent voters with disabilities from exercising their right to vote privately and independently.
Pop-Up stores are appearing everywhere. From taking use of old empty lots to redesigning shipping containers, these "temporary" spaces are taking many forms.
Why not a Pop-Up informational voting booth or Voting Center?
As a result of Communication Revolution, mobile phones and internet have been reached everywhere even in rural areas.The whole election system can be restructured with the use of technology so that elections can be accessible from anywhere anytime.
If you have several hurdles before even the election day starts, you will get lower participation. A system excludes because: Some missed the deadline to register to vote, others feel it is too much work, and some are only confused by the process.
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